These civil asset forfeiture laws provide law enforcement agencies with the power to attempt to seize property and money which they say is connected to illegal activity. Generally, property or cash is normally seized for forfeiture pursuant to title 21, United States code section 881, because the property was allegedly used or acquired as a result of a violation of the controlled substances act, title 21, United States code, sections 801 et. seq. or other alleged criminal violations such as currency transaction violations (CTR).
Civil Asset Seizures become a law enforcement cash cow.
Over the last 40 years, the system has grown exponentially and now constitutes a significant source of funding for law enforcement operations. While the law is supposed to provide safeguards to protect people from becoming victims of improper civil asset forfeiture, you may be at risk of losing your property to overzealous police forces motivated more by the prospect of forfeiture proceeds and a desire to enforce laws and protect society.
DEA, Customs & Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Cash Seizure Claims.
While many federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies improperly seize assets, the vast majority of Civil Asset Forfeiture claims that we see in our practice involve asset seizures by the DEA, Customs & Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While getting your assets back when they have been seized by one of these federal agencies may seem like a daunting task, our expert lawyers know the federal asset seizure statutes inside-out and can help you get back the assets that are rightfully yours.
Protect your rights with an Asset Forfeiture attorney.
A victim of an asset forfeiture may file a petition for remission or mitigation of the forfeiture with the government. There are particular regulations governing the petition process as set forth in United States and state laws. To maximize your chances of success in getting your property back, it is imperative that you use a highly experienced and knowledgeable asset forfeiture recovery lawyer.
Our attorneys practice before the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration arbitration, and Department of Homeland Security border patrol arbitration units, as well as relevant state authorities to petition for the remission or mitigation of cash or property seizures. We are currently representing clients who have had Millions of dollars in cash and assets seized. If your assets have been seized by the government, our expert recovery attorneys may able to help.
Contact our asset forfeiture recovery attorneys.
If your assets have been seized by the government, we may be able to help you get them back. Due to the nature of our practice, property seizure litigation must amount to value in excess of $100,000 and cash seizures must be a minimum $30,000.00 in order for us to be able to help you with your case. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 for a free no obligation consultation.
We have the skill and experience to satisfy your legal needs throughout the United States, and can respond immediately to your inquiry.